Nov. 24: National Day of Mourning

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What the United States calls “Thanksgiving,” indigenous people call the National Day of Mourning.  In 1970, when the state of Massachusetts invited Frank James/Wamsutta (Mashpee Wampanoag) to speak, he hit them with this: It is with mixed emotion that I stand here to share my thoughts. This is a time of celebration for you –… Read more »